Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Great Day!!

We had a great group of family members come in today to see our readers theater! The kids did an amazing job. They worked so hard to memorize these and read them fluently! I will try to get them posted on here in the next few days!


Sunday, October 30, 2011

Readers Theater

This Coming Tuesday we will be having our fall readers theater at 1:30 in our classroom. All family and friends are welcome to come and watch our performance! We have been working on the very hard and are excited for you all to see them!

See you Tuesday!!


Friday, October 7, 2011

Thanks for your help!

So lots has happened since I last blogged.

We had conferences, and our class had 100% attendance!!  WHOO HOO.  Its great to see all the involved parents. 

We started spelling and I can tell so many of you are working hard at home to learn those words.  **Remember that the words come home on Friday, and the pre-test is on Wednesday and post-test is on Friday.  **

We are also working on our sight word Olympic words.  Today was our first sitting with the judge and the kids did great.  Those kids who didn't pass their list only misses 1 or 2 words, which is great!

Today was also discovery day.  I can't tell you how much we appreciate  having that time with our grade level teachers to plan.  So if you volunteered or sent supplies THANK YOU SO MUCH!!

**Next week be looking for reading homework on Tuesday and Thursday!!***


Friday, September 23, 2011

Our works of Art!

This week we have been very busy working on some super fun projects. We learned yesterday about how Eric Carle creates the artwork for his books (such as "The Very Hungry Caterpillar"). So today we created our own works of art Eric Carle style! They turned out amazing.

We also have been working on the life cycle of a butterfly over the past 2 weeks. So today we created some life cycles to put in the hall.

I have to say we are having a very great time this year!


Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Thank you!

I just wanted to say thank you to all of the parents who helped us out with our fair trip this year!  We had a great time and learned so much! 

Parents is you have any pictures from the fair please email them to me at jgray@buhlerschools.org or send them to school on a CD so we can share them on the blog!!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

We have been working very hard in reading this year.  We have been working on Nursery Rhymes the last 2 weeks.  Looking for our popcorn words and the characters, as well as setting and events that are going on in the story. 

My personal favorite nursery rhyme is Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.  The activities we did in here were just so much fun!  We started by reading the story and then putting a bunch of stars in a black night sky.  Then we all laid down on the reading run and looked at the constellations in the sky above us (we used our iPad for this!).  Then we learned how to connect the stars to make our very own constellations.    We have some very creative little minds in this room.  Here are just a few samples of our very own constellations!

This is a teddy bear.

This is a rocket with flames and all!


Friday, August 19, 2011

The first week was a success!!

Hope your kids all came home this week and reported that their first few days were as G-R-E-A-T as mine was.

We did so many fun things. We had magic playdough....hope they all behaved with it then they got home!

We several great books, we even stuck in a few coloring projects!!

Here are a few pictures from the first two days.

Today we made a fun graph with our names.  We had a LOT of kids with 5 letters in their name.  The longest name had 9....not quite as long as Chrysanthemum!!
We added some cute faces to our ship in the hall way.  Each kid is peeking out of a porthole.  It turned out super cute!  Stop by and have a look if you are at school sometime.


Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Welcome to First Grade!!

Welcome to first grade! I'm so excited to work with all of you. We have some great activities in store for the year! Check back here often for pictures and videos from class and important information!!